Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island, presented a floor speech June 09, 2009.
The C-SPAN broadcast of the entire speech is finally on YouTube, thanks to CSJ.
The Storyline We Have Been Told About Torture Is False In Every Dimension!
So, I created an embeddable playlist of the three segments (starts at 7:22):
For many more videos, including the subject of the ongoing Torture Investigation, go to (and favorite, recommend, rate, subscribe to):
SenatorWhitehouse YouTube channel.
Imagine if Senators could say what they actually know. They are restrained by classified, state secret restrictions. One has to 'read between the lines' when listening to this speech and to public appearances. We get hints of what questions are being asked in the torture investigation in another video. Here is Sen. Whitehouse on Rachel Maddow:
Scare tactics are politically effective, and the Bush/Cheney lies about torture must be considered in this context. Fear was employed to gain political control. Fear was employed to illegally initiate the war on Iraq. The Iraq war was used to win political control of Congress. Not only must torture be investigated, the use of lies, false propaganda and fear to manipulate American politics needs to be fully exposed.
Additionally, the use of torture is not something new post-9/11. The truth will eventually be outed, and the truth too will alter American politics.